Don’t Weaponize Agile

Don’t Weaponize Agile

(Title was: Stop Using Agile as a Whip and Shield) I hate "Agile" Initiatives because of the damage they usually cause. The problem is that when people start thinking that "Agile" is the goal they start to weaponize "Agile" and use it as a Whip or a Shield. The Whip We use Agile as a Whip [...]
Self-Appreciation Game

Self-Appreciation Game

At Play4Agile, Olaf Lewitz and I hosted an exploratory session on personal growth hacks. Everyone shared ideas and turned into the self-appreciation game. Purpose of the Game The purpose of the game is to give people practice at accepting praise and recognition so that we feel good about our accomplishments and successes. This cultivates our [...]
WholeHearted Manifesto: We Value People

WholeHearted Manifesto: We Value People

The WholeHearted Manifesto consists on one value statement: We Value People. (Period) People are the driving force behind getting results. This is the secret recipe for success. We value all people. Our customers. Our peers. But most of all ourselves. It would be a mistake to think this is fluffy bunny stuff. It’s not. It [...]
Secrets of Specification By Example

Secrets of Specification By Example

I was fortunate to attend Gojko Adzic's Specification By Example training. Although I was familiar with the topic and the content of his book Specification By Example, I learn a lot. In this post, I will share insights around: How to build software right the first time. How to facilitate a specification workshop The secrets of great [...]